IMPORTANT COVID-19 PRACTICE UPDATES
As members of our community, we know you are concerned about the recent Coronavirus outbreak, As your healthcare partner, we want to re-assure you that we are taking this situation very seriously and that your safety is our top priority. SamWell Pain is taking the utmost precautions to prevent the spread of the virus, and we will continue to provide a high level of patient care as we always have.
We will be remaining fully operational until further notice, and we are taking the appropriate
measures to ensure the safety of you and your families, as well as our staff members.
Preventative measures we are taking to keep all patients SAFE:
- We are following DAILY updated guidelines from the National Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH).
- For your safety, our staff will be wearing masks and gloves to decrease the likelihood of any potential viral transmission.
- We are screening ALL patients prior to their scheduled appointments to check if they have had any recent travel to any high-risk countries (as designated by the CDC and NJDOH), and if they have had contact with any symptomatic individuals.
- We are asking patients to inform us if they have any acute symptoms of respiratory illness such as fever, chills, cough, or shortness of breath, and if so, we will be cancelling or rescheduling their appointments until they have been properly evaluated.
- We are taking vital signs on all patients as they come into the practice, including temperature.
- We are continuously disinfecting ALL areas of our offices and frequently contacted surfaces.
- We are disinfecting all practice supplies, instruments, exam/procedure tables in between all patients.
- The offices are being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected by a cleaning crew on a DAILY basis.
- Staff members are thoroughly washing/disinfecting their hands in between all patient encounters.
- We are asking all patients to only bring one family member/guest with them to appointments, to decrease crowding of the waiting area.
- We are additionally practicing social distancing by taking measures to not overcrowd the waiting area.
How you can protect yourself:
- Thoroughly wash your hands, do not touch your face, and avoid sick contacts or those who have traveled to high risk countries.
- Practice appropriate social distancing.
- If you have a fever, cough, or respiratory symptoms, please contact your primary or urgent care physician. If you are experiencing respiratory distress, please call 911.